The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), based on May, 2005 estimates, report that the mean annual wage for a fish and game warden is $43,360. There are many opportunities for advancement including, detective, sergeant, lieutenant, captain, deputy chief, and chief.
The BLS also reports that the states with the highest concentration of fish and game wardens are Wyoming, South Dakota, Maine, Idaho and West Virginia. The states that pay the highest fish and game warden salaries are California ($56,640), Michigan($53,140), Minnesota($52,470), Nevada($51,990) and Colorado($51,800). These salaries reflect the annual mean wage.
Not sure what they make in Missouri to start, I think the mid-$30's.
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